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Re: [oletrucks] Measuring bolt patterns

To: "Ole Trucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Measuring bolt patterns
From: "WR Teto" <monadnoc@crystal-mtn.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 01:26:47 -0400
Dustin, the shadetree way for a 5-bolt pattern is from the center of a bolt to 
the outside edge of
another bolt, skipping one bolt between the two.  Does that make sense?  Chevy 
4-3/4" diameter
pattern will measure "approximately" this way.  It's not exact, but close 
enough.  I could give you
the trig formula to figure it exact, center to center on holes, but it's not 
worth the pain to try
and remember it!


----- Original Message -----
From: <CLLLSLS@aol.com>
To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 11:23 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Measuring bolt patterns

> Hi everyone,
> Have way too many projects, but starting to wrap up one of 'em. Need to set
> fenders on a 20' X 7' tilt tandem car trailer I'm building. The problem is I
> don't have any tires/wheels for it. I used to know the shortcut trick for
> measuring 5-lug patterns, but tragically, have since forgotten. Can somebody
> reaquaint me with it so I can figure out what pattern I have and what wheels
> will work? The next step is to get my '48 3/4 ton done so I'll have a rig
> with enough snot to haul this thing. Thanks.
> Dustin
> 50 & 53 GMC 1/2 tons
> 48 GMC 3/4 ton

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